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Jul 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Risk outlook remains balanced

Equities and credit markets have remained well bid over the past month, albeit with less momentum than between March and June. As global equities move toward the upper limit of their recent trading range, the bullish factors are still broadly balancing the downside risks. We hence maintain our neutral equity positioning and focus on active rebalancing.

Jun 17, 2020 4:00:00 PM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Tactical asset allocation for Q3/2020

The large-scale fiscal and monetary measures, designed to help economies recover from the damage caused by the Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shutdowns, are mitigating the remaining public health-related financial risks. We maintain our balanced outlook for risk assets and add some exposure to investment grade debt.  

May 28, 2020 10:00:00 AM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: The risks have titled to the upside

Authorities around the world have started to reopen their economies and borders. Risk markets, after consolidating the strongest rebound in recorded history for about a month, have begun to perk up again recently. While uncertainties about the outlook remain, investors should also not ignore the chances that a new major bull market may be in the making.

Aug 20, 2019 3:08:00 PM | LGT Beacon

LGT Beacon: Staying calm and acting counter-cyclically

August brought a monetary policy disappointment and revived Sino-American trade tensions, triggering a global pullback in risk assets. In late July, near the markets' top, we had trimmed US equities and increased our gold position. More recently, we bought Japanese equities, after our counter-cyclical investment rules produced a buy signal for that market.